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Histoire des végétaux fossiles, ou, Recherches botaniques et géologiques sur les végétaux renfermés dans les diverses couches du globe (1828)

Author: Brongniart, Adolphe, 1801-1876; Courtin, Louis, fl. 1809-1841, ill; Riocreux, Alfred, 1820-1912, ill; Houbloup, L., printer of plates; Noel, veuve, lithographer; Meunier, ill; Vielle, engraver; Burndy Library, donor. DSI; Thierry frères (Firm), lithographer; Imprimerie de Fain, printer; E.J. Bailly (Firm), printer
Subject: Paleobotany; Plants, Fossil
Publisher: A Paris et a Amsterdam : Chez G. Dufour et Ed. d'Ocagne ...
Possible copyright status: Not in copyright
Language: French
Call number: 39088000554063
Digitizing sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity

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"The book was never finished. The original plan was to publish two volumes with 160 plates each, to be published in 24 fascicles. Publication was discontinued, however, after the 15th fascicle (number 3 of the second volume). The text of volume 2 ends abruptly on page 72 in the middle of a sentence. This fascicle was published in 1838"--F.A. Stafleu

Text printed by Fain and E.-J. Bailly

The plates are signed by the illustrators (Brongniart; Courtin; Meunier; and Riocreux); the engraver Vielle; the lithographers ve. Noel and Thierry Frérès; and Houbloup, as printer of plates

Tome II has imprint: A Paris : Crochard et compie ..., 1837

Plate numbering, t. 1, slightly irregular: 2 plates numbered 34 but no plate 36; numbers 9 bis, 37 bis, 61 bis, 82A, and 82B inserted in the sequence 1-166

Of t. II only the first livraison (p. 1-72, and leaves of plates numbered 1-30) was published

An eleven-page prospectus was issued for this publication on 15 March 1828 (subsequently bound with t. 1 of the Dibner Library copy)

Includes bibliographical references and index

"Brongniart's Histoire des végétaux fossiles," by F.A. Stafleu, Taxon

Dibner Library. Heralds of Science (1980 ed.)

SCDIRB copy (t. 1, 39088000554063; t. 2, 39088000554071) is imperfect: plates 27 and 29 in t. 2 are wanting

SCDIRB copy has bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Herald of Science no. 95

SCDIRB copy is bound in 2 v.; the first volume contains t. 1, pages [i]-xii, 1-288, and plates 1-90, 9 bis, 37 bis, 61 bis, 82A-82B. The original prospectus (11 p.) is bound in after p. 288. The second volume contains t. 1, p. 289-488, plates 91-166, then t. 2, p. [1]-[4], 1-72, and plates 1-30

SCDIRB copy has later brown half-leather bindings with embossed purple cloth-covered boards; raised bands; gilt-tooled spine; marbled edpapers; and red sprinkled edges

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